Recap of the Lafayette Invitational and Ryle Show Week

Dear Band Family,

I hope all were able to catch your breath yesterday!  What an amazing finish to one of the most memorable opening show weekends I’ve ever seen!  To recap the events this past Saturday, our marching band students handled themselves with great professionalism and class as they waited out multiple lengthy rain delays and finished the contest with an outstanding finals performance that had tremendous energy and confidence!  The HCMB finished the contest in 4th place overall and received the high Music Performance scores of the evening among several annual state finalist and state champion bands!  The band’s enthusiasm spread throughout the audience and the reaction as they came off the field was priceless!  Congratulations to all!  What a blast!

Special THANKS not only to our students, but to all of our super hero parents in the hospitality crew, the pit crew, chaperones, the uniform moms, etc. on juggling a constantly changing schedule and keeping our band family well prepared during this contest! It takes a village and we witnessed yet again the power of a group that functions as a family and works together!  It is a tremendous honor to be a small part of the Blue Devil Band Family.

We continue onto week 2 of the competitive season this week as we travel to Ryle HS this upcoming Saturday, Sept. 24th.  Please read the itinerary carefully and observe the details.

Also, note the schedule for the week below:

Mon. (today) Sept. 19th
MB Rehearsal 3:45-6:15 PM
Band Parent meeting at 7:00 PM in the band room  Please come to support the band family!

Tues. Sept. 20th
MB Rehearsal 3:45-6:15 PM

Thurs. Sept. 22nd
MB Rehearsal 3:45-7:15 PM….Pack the Parking Lot!

Fri. Sept. 23rd
MB Rehearsal 3:45-6:15 PM

Sat. Sept. 24th

Ryle Contest…see itinerary for details

Thanks to everyone for the support of the band students and through your work to make the HC band experience the best it can be!


Bill Kite
Director of Bands
Henry Clay High School

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